STILL FURTHER, new poems 2000-2020

: Driver (C.J.)

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134pp., paperback, Durban, 2021

 

A selection of poems Driver has written and published since his professional retirement in 2000.

Anti-apartheid activist, teacher, headmaster, writer and poet C.J. Driver (known as Jonty) was born in Cape Town in 1939. He was President of the National Union of South African Students in 1963–4, and was detained in solitary confinement by the security police. The renewal of his passport was refused when he was at Oxford in 1967. and he became stateless for five years. His first two novels were banned in South Africa and he was refused permission to return to South Africa for more than twenty years. He has published five novels, two biographies, two memoirs and twelve collections of poems. He lives in East Sussex, England.